Shooting Summary:
Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm
ISO: 320
Aperture: f/10
SS: 1/100
EV: 0.33

I had just avoided a jam packed DPS in downtown Dallas, TX trying to get my license renewed.

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Instead, I decided to walk around downtown with my camera since I was in the area.

As I walking down the street, I kept hearing a saxophone being played, echoing off of the buildings.

I turned the corner and saw this man wailing a jazz piece for downtown to hear!

It was an awesome day, with music in the air and something to shoot.
- Sam Inman

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Camera - Nikon D40
Lens - 55-200mm f/5.6
ISO - 400
Shutter - 1/400 sec
Story - I was walking in San Francisco when I saw this man across the street. Something about the way he was hunching over, leaning against the telephone poll made me grab my camera, press it to my face, and squeeze the shutter. In B&W, the scene take on a whole new level of somberness, which color just could not capture.
- Samuel Klein

I used the Olympus E-620 DSLR Camera with ZD 25mm f1/2.8 lens set at 1/500 sec f1/5 and ISO 100 to shoot this image.

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Story behind the shot:
I saw this middle-aged couple apparently interested in different things. While the wife was perhaps looking around to find something to eat, the husband was more keen on photographing people around with his not-so-advanced mobile phone camera. The dynamics of their relationship was what attracted me to take a snap of them.
- Mithun Kumar

Cart pullers are very hard working people. They often carry a huge load of goods on their cart to transport small things place to places. They really have to work hard to earn their 'Bread & Butter'
- Vivek Kabra

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First of all, I would like to let you know that I am not from the US but I wanted to join just to show my photo and know what you think. I am not after the prize, just wanted to know your opinion about my photo. Any criticism would be appreciated.

This was shot using a Sony NEX-5 with 18-55mm kit lens. This was in program mode at F8.0 shutter speed at1/320.

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This was shot in Beijing, China last Dec. 8, 2010 during our vacation. I think was in the Summer Palace. This was around 4:30pm and I saw a lady sweeping the ground with a background of a shrine so I just took a photo of her.
- Mark Uy

I just bought a Pentax K-x off Ebay and have been itching to go test
it out. Then I came across the contest, and immediately found my
excuse to start playing with my new toy. It was midnight, so there
weren't that many people on the street - but it's amazing how many
couples you find walking around that late in a college town. These
two seemed especially infatuated!

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This was shot at 1600 ISO, f/5.6, 1/5 exposure. The Pentax didn't
have quite the low-light capabilities I was hoping for, but it's still
noticeably better than my point-and-shoot!
- Todd Medema

This is an original photo taken by myself

Equipment:

Nikon D300
f/2.8
200mm
1/400
ISO 200

This shot was taken from what I would consider a very random "Photowalk" with a friend of mine. She and I just decided to head downtown one afternoon sport about when we came across this chap. I was fortunate enough to capture the shot before he zipped off. It wouldn't be a stretch to see this bearded guy on a beast of a motorcycle, instead a Vespa, and still in motorcycle parking, texting away. I was humored by the capture. Attached is one 970px wide, and the much larger 2560x1600.
- Nick Henderson

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I used a canon t2i with a canon 70-300mm EF zoom that keeps clicking all the time for some reason.

Taken from 110th street in manhattan near 5th avenue facing south over the Harlem Meer. About 2:30PM with the sun directly behind the subjects. I got winos, kids on tire swings, white nannies with black babies in strollers, all other kinds of races with all other kinds of races in strollers, geese, ice skaters, old guys on bikes, cranky ladies in cross trainers, women pushing grocery carts and everything else in harlem, but this family sharing the cell phone was adorable. Plus I'm only allowed one submission and I have no clue what makes a good photograph.

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I have no idea what ISO means.
- Tye Moody

I love pictures that tell a story. This pictures particular story:
I was enjoying the unseasonable 73F weather (in the middle of February in DC)
taking pictures of geese, gulls, and ducks down at the pond at the Washington
Mall. I had just wrapped up and while walking back I saw this especially brave
goose walking closer and closer this kid and mom sitting on a bench. I assume
they were eating. The kid was really amazed by this brave goose that had to be
at least as big as he was. I thought I would sneak behind and pull a quick shot
(was stuck with my 80-200mm since I wasn't going to let this moment pass) and
when I got back there and saw this composition, I knew I had to get it. I like
this shot since it seems unusually tense given the lightness of the actual
situation, almost like an Alfred Hitchcock film. I think I will call this one
"The Encounter".

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Photo information:
Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
Date and Time: 2011:02:18 20:26:49
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO Speed: 125
Focal length: 80 mm
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Exposure: 1/320 (0.003 sec)
Exposure Program: Shutter priority
Metering Mode: Pattern
- Scott Bowen

Was walking through early AM traditional market here in Taichung, Taiwan-Taiwan's 3rd largest city. Saw this lady wearing hat and dark nail polish-these are great elements which help guide the viewer's eye and tell the story. Was drawn to her for a street portrait shot. She looked up from her paper and I shot. Markets are my favorite spots for street shooting-I love the real people and vitality of these places.. Pentax ist DL with Pentax Takumar 35mm @3.5 ISO 200
- Mark Forman

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Going into the ZĂĽrich downtown one evening for dinner we came across these two very well dressed individuals, so I snapped a pic!

Nikon D90 with 50mm 1.4 @ 1.4. ISO 1600, 1/30 sec.
- Nils Rohwer

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My big, honkin' Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 lens is anything but unassuming and unobtrusive, but I managed to tuck myself into a doorway across the street to avoid attracting unwanted attention. I chose a square cropping to emulate the medium-format cameras used by Vivian Maier and other street photographers back in the day. Nikon D70s, ISO 900, 1/90sec @ f/2.8. Converted to grayscale, brightness & contrast tweaked.
- Mark Reddick

Shot with Canon EOS Rebel T1i 80mm 1.4 f/l Lens 3200 ISO

We was sitting in Madison Square Park eating our bahn Mai sandwich from Baoguette when we saw this gentleman sitting across the park from us. His expression was, "Yeah I'm smoking in the park. What are you gonna do about it, butthead?"
- Kris Lo Presto

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Everyday i walk by this lady. I don't know her name,i just call her 'flower lady'. Sometimes, when strangers stop to buy her flowers she snaps back to life, looking busy, but as soon as they walk away she gets back in her own world. She just stares into nothing. And she's there everyday. Sometimes i start to wonder if she's got any family around and where does she sleep at night. And sometimes, when i feel lost, i just go for a walk hoping that she is still there. She always is.

Exposure 1/50 sec f/5,0
Focal Lenght 42mm
ISO 200
Lens f/3.5- 5.6 IS
No Flash
Canon EOS 450D
- Neacsu Claudia

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I've really enjoy the Shooting Challenges on Gizmodo and decided that
I would try to get a picture to submit. I was driving around downtown
Raleigh, NC when at a light and saw Jim (I met him after the picture)
digging through the garbage. While at a stop light I pulled out my
Point and shoot Sony DSC-S980 and set it on black and white. I felt so
bad that I pulled over gave him a few dollars to get something to eat
and asking if I could use his picture. Hope you enjoy
- Michael Bailey

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Canon 50D
f/8.0
1/6 shutter speed
ISO800
3021BN Manfrotto Tripod

It was chilly evening in Downers Grove, IL and I decided to venture out to shoot this image. I remembered this weeks challenge and I loved the idea that True Grit was playing at the Tivoli, an old time theater in DG.
It turned out OK. I wish I could have had the car moved out of the shot though.
I might go and give it another shot on Sunday night.
- Michael Durr

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Street Challenge Photo Entry Title: Waiting
Shooting Summary:
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon 18-105; f3.5-5.6
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/40 at f/22

I knew that I wanted to use the Miami Metrorail for this shooting challenge. I actually thought that I would capture the shot on the Metrorail itself, but there was this couple that I found really inspiring on the platform (I'm pretty sure they thought I may have been a stalker). I actually was trying to capture the boyfriend because he had this really great newsboy style hat on, but right as the railcar started to come, the girl got into this pose and I clicked. I did my B&W and post-processing work in Lightroom. I added grain to the shot give it a little more of a gritty effect. Enjoy.
- Lauren Roberson

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I was overwhelmed at the number of homeless people sleeping during the day in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
- Vicki Johnston

Date: 2/17/11 6:23:28 AM EST
NIKON D3100
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
ISO 12800
Focal Length 55mm
Exposure Bias -0.67 ev
Aperture f 5.6
Shutter Speed 1/40

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Shot taken on my way to work on a rainy dark morning. I couldn't resist the reflections on the street so I pulled over and took a few shots. Hope you enjoy it.
- Luis Cal

Living in the great city of Chicago this was a contest that I couldn't pass up. I was walking my dog throughout the city with this weeks Shooting Challenge in mind. Although, I was too busy trying to create the ideas that I had in my mind opposed to looking around watching people; this quickly became my downfall. After an hour or so passed with no luck, and almost no photos taken, I was headed down the financial district when I noticed these three men, looking at their phones and smoking. I quickly grabbed my Nikon and started shooting. I feel this is the most "telling" of the set. Shot on a Nikon D60 with my 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens at 55mm, f/5.6 and shutter speed was at 1/30 sec, with the ISO at 200.
- Sean Petykowski

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Information about the shot: ISO 100, f/10, 1/125th, 18-55mm. Camera: Sony Alpha 55

Story: There is always something intriguing about black and white photography, you never really know what you will get ( and no it's not like a box of chocolates!) until you actually take the shot and realize, that what you thought the shot was gonna be turned out to be something completely different, yet beautiful! For this shot, I chose my little cousin to be my model, I told him, look at the sun ( try not to burn your eyes) and let me do the work! I think the expression on his face really defines the whole photo.
- Nicolas Prieur

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I love taking photos in the streets of Hanoi, so this week's challenge was a good opportunity for me to take out the camera and start wandering the streets.
Using my 100mm lens, i could easily take pictures from the other side of the road without beeing too intrusive.
I liked this picture most as it is a perfect snapshot of the hanoian street life after lunch: a man drinking tea and smoking a cigarette at a small sidewalk stall, while the woman on the right (probably the stall vendor) is picking her teeth.
You can also note the typical tiny stools used everywhere in hanoi's street stalls (which are not so confortable for tall foreigners like me ;-)
Shot on a Canon 500D, with a 100mm F2.8 lens @ iso800, f3.5, 1/160s.
- Romain Gresset

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On Sunday afternoon I shouted to myself "challenge accepted" , took my camera and went out to roam around the city in search for some nice pray to photograph. After about half and hour i saw this charming couple holding their hand and realized that there is a pedestrian way sign about 500 meters ahead. I had to follow them all the way there, and once they approached it i just started snapping and running around from left to right to capture at least one shot at a nice angle. I probably looked pretty strange doing so but then again this city is full of weird people and that's why I love it here in Lund :)

Shot with a Nikon D3100. 1/250 sec at ISO 12800. 18-105mm lens at 90mm and F/5.6 (followed by some cropping) Forgot to turn off noise reduction :(
- Marek Baczynski

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camera: Olympus pen e-p1
lense: 14-42mm at 40mm
aperture: f/22
shutter speed: 1/15s
ISO:800

As I was shopping, I passed by this accordion player. When he looked at me with his crossed eyes and his eternal smile, I knew he was going to be my subject for my first photo contest. It was a bit hard to keep him well focused and the walkers with a motion blur. But I managed to get the picture I wanted.
- Lovasoa Redobana

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Camera Specs:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
17-40mm Canon EF Lens
Genus Neutral Density Gradient Filter (-2 to -8)
F/5.6
1/60 sec.
ISO - 100
-0.7 Step

Story:

I was out with Friends walking the NYC High Line this past Saturday, when the wind made it nearly impossible to navigate above the city streets. So, we used the elevator near 14th street, which by the way is completely green from the inside, acted like an additional filter, to reach the street below. The funniest part was we were all so cold that when we jumped in the elevator and did not press the down button for nearly 5 minuets, until one of my friends realized we were not moving.

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This is my first entry for Gizmodo, look forward to many more. Thanks for doing these contests.
- Peter Gray

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macto Super II
Flash: None
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/1000
Aperture: F/4.5

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This photo was taken in Old Town Alexandria, VA. King St. is the main strip, lots of boutique shops and french restaurants. Not the type of place you would expect to hear this unmuffled 383 Camaro coming down the street. WIth the ghost flames painted on it and the skeletons on the dash and window, this car was clearly heard from blocks away. From the expression on his face his was welcoming the attention, and was getting plenty of it. I could hear it coming down the street and quickly snapped off a few photos as he passed by. He had the same cold stare the entire ride down the street from what I could tell.
- Mike Beck

While I was waiting for the T after skipping out of class due to a nasty cold, I sat down at the end of the train station. I took out my cell phone and was trying to capture the woman as the train approached her. To me it looks like a race- nothing fancy, just used adobe photoshop express to turn it B&W.
- William Palin

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Nikon D80
18-135@125mm
ISO 100
f/5.6 1/160s

Visiting family in Lancaster, PA. There isn't much traditional street photography to be had in the heart of Amish country, so I figured to try something a little more fitting to the area's culture. I caught this guy on his way home from church on Sunday afternoon.
- Parker

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At first glance, he may easily be dismissed as a cheap street act: on top of his generally haggard appearance, he holds his bow halfway up the stick, spent rosin has accumulated like snow on the fingerboard and body, and his music is disjointed, chaotic, and dissonant, occasionally accompanied by disagreeable outbursts. Yet his music, violin, and bow are his own, the three combining with his imagination - or perhaps memories - to form a frantic cacophony of agitation that captures the attention of passersby for but a moment, as they are inescapably awakened to another man's burdens by his wild improvisations. I have seen many people walk by him, averting their eyes, pretending he doesn't exist, not willing to confront the questions posed by his music. I have even done so a few times, myself. But I know for a fact that his music affects everyone who passes by, if for just a few, short seconds. I can see it on their faces, but mostly I know because it affects me, too. Shot with a Nikon D90, 30mm, f14, 1/30, ISO200 at Market and Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.
- William Jenkins

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Canon 550D - EF 50mm F1.8 II lens

I happened to have my camera with me at work when the contest was announced. Caught this guy as I was walking home - there are a few places along my route where people jump off various buildings/ledges/bridges into the sea - was in the right place at the right time to catch this guy mid-air.
- Russell Dear

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"Surprise Surprise"

Shot with a Nikon D5000 at 55mm, 1/60 at f5.6, ISO 1600.

I'm in London this week and took this photo while walking around Chelsea. Not quite slick enough to go unnoticed taking pictures of people on the street, but I soon started to have some luck by shooting "past" people and catching them up in the periphery of a shot. This is my favorite from the resulting series of photos where people were aware they were in a picture, and a little surprised by that.
- Seth Moser

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Camera: Canon Eos 1000D
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.8 II
ISO: 200
F-Stop: f/2.8

Story behind the picture:
It was my new lens's first day and I was dying to try it out so I took some random shots of my best friend, Yasmin (Jasmin)
- Menna Hossam

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Camera: Ricoh GRD
Lens: n/a
ISO 200
f/3.5
shutter speed: 1/153

I took a bunch of pictures for this shooting challenge, but really liked this photo. I was on my way to lunch and saw this man. I thought it was interesting that he chose to sit on the sidewalk to read his paper as it had been a very hot day in Hawaii.
- Leslie Tamonte Smith

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Camera: Canon T1i
Lens: 35mm f/2.0
ISO 320

While helping my sister move out of crappy trailer in a crappier trailer park I ran across this less than desirable person standing on her front porch. She has the look of a desperately depraved woman that might shoot me for having taken her picture. Say hello to my sister :D
- Tim Gomez

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I call this photo "A City Defrosting". Shot in Ottawa, this picture shows the first glimpse of sunlight that the nation's capital has seen in months. As the temperature went from -20C to 10C virtually overnight, water fell from the roofs, and people's clothing came off. Note how everyone's clothing is a little bit awkward, no one was expecting a day like this.

Shot on my Canon 7D with my 18-135mm lens.
- Robert Vagramov

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Because I live in a rural area, there isn't a lot of street traffic in our town. I was worried I wouldn't be able to come up with something. I got lucky and on a trip out of town and caught this image. Had to do a little research and make sure there were not any laws in our state prohibiting photographing police. Thankfully there wasn't and I got to share this. Taken with my D90 and a cheap 70-300 lens. I was using auto mode since I was randomly snapping pictures out the window.
- Kyle Frantz

This was taken in Bryant Park on Friday. I caught a great moment of this New York City cop joking with a kid playing by the fountain.
I used my Canon T2i with 18-55mm lens and converted to B&W in photoshop.
I was shooting at an 800 ISO, my shutter was set to 1/200 and, I'm not sure of my F-stop since I snapped it quick.
- Tracey Bram

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Photographer: King Pui Leong
Equipment: Canon t1i, 24mm FD lens
Settings: ISO 400, f2.8
Story: This man, a scrap metal collector, stopped by on the day my church was
being "cleaned out." The church had been collecting junk for decades, so he
definitely hit the jackpot. He stacked his truck so high that I found it amusing
and concerning at the same time. I hope he made it home without incident.
- King Leong

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I went to the square in downtown Denton Texas on Sunday afternoon expecting to see a deserted sidewalk and little or no activity. Much to my surprise, Denton has a very active downtown. I even spotted a number of other photographers walking around with their cameras.

Camera: Canon XTi
Lens: Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length: 300mm
F-stop: F/16
Exposure time: 1/800 sec.
ISO speed: 400
Metering mode: Average
Exposure program: Aperture Priority
- Robert Allen

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taken with Pentax *ist DL shot in manual with iso bumped up. taken while walking the streets in NYC.
- Nick Frega

I'm actually way too shy to do street photography. Especially living in a community where people pretty much always hate how they look on pictures, i just dread the confrontation street photography forces you into. Of all the shots i took that day, this one still speaks more to me because it quite embodies that little fear of mine. The picture was shot on the floating bridge in downtown Willemstad, Curaçao. Shot on Ilford HP4 ISO125 using an Olympus OM-4Ti. Developed in d76. Only contrast work and some mild some sharpening done in photoshop. Didn't have time to do it in the wet darkroom.
- Omar Kuwas

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After having Thursday and Friday be really nice days for New England, the cold was back for the weekend. My mom was up visiting, so we were wandering through Salem, MA. I came across this person walking their dog right down the middle of the street. It seemed at that particular moment as though the rest of the town was inside waiting for spring to finally show up.
-Shot with a Canon Rebel XT on a 28-135mm lens.
-F-stop: 3.5
-ISO-100
-Shutter Speed: 1/640 second
- Michael Sharir

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Canon T2i, 100 ISO, f3.5, 18mm. Just off of Central Park. This was my first time taking candid photos of random people on the street, and I kind of felt a little rude just snapping their pictures before being properly introduced. At one point I even decided to focus solely on people who were walking in the bicycle lane nearby; at least they deserve some rudeness. Sadly that didn't get me any worthwhile images. They're all ugly.
- Suzanne Hillner

I just got a new camera on Friday so i went to take some pictures around my home town. These guys noticed me with my camera and asked if they could pose for one for me. Not necessarily the best one i took that day but the best story of the day.

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Canon Eos Rebel T1i
f/5.6
Exposure: 1/250 sec
ISO 200
- Nic Peters

ISO 5000, f 3.2 at 1/50 with a Canon 28mm 1.8 on a 5D Mark 2.

I was really excited about this week's project, because I love "stealing" portraits off the street. I waited, however, until the night before submissions were due, which turned out to be a frigid, quiet night in the city. I started at Madison Square Park, shooting all the way down to Chinatown and wasn't happy with anything I got off the street. Half-way down, though, I stopped in a restaurant in the Village and, as I was ordering, I realized that the lighting at the bar was pretty lovely. I asked the waiter to move me over and, as I waited for my food, I set my camera on the shiny marble bar and took a few shots. I'm hopeful that this qualifies, given that I wasn't technically "on the street" when I took the shot.
- Kelvin Chen

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Canon Rebel T1i
179mm, f5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO-100

With the winter weather it was difficult finding people out on the streets. I ventured to the beach strip where I knew the walking paths were clear and hoped for the best. My goal was to get pictures of people that were truly candid. It took some patience, but after a bit I got this great photo of two gentlemen for an afternoon stroll deep in conversation. I took the original picture in colour and just used Photoshop crop and convert to black and white.
- Richard Hirschmann

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Hours of shopping in an overcrowded IKEA on a weekend is great fun - if you bring your camera! My fiancé and I went to IKEA Burbank (LA, California) this weekend to buy loads of furniture for our new house. I had my Sigma DP2 (I love that camera) hanging around my neck and just comfortably rested one hand on it with my finger on the trigger, ready to shoot any time. And so I did, I took tons of pictures (all of them blindly, with the screen switched off). I only looked at them all at the end of the day when I was all done. It was so much fun!
This one I chose because I like the surfaces and lines as well as the dynamics in it. The guy lying on the bed tells a lot about how exhausting IKEA can be on a weekend. At the same time the picture has a bit of a tragic quality with the guy being reminiscent of a young hero dying in a drama such as Rebel without a Cause. Ah IKEA, so much excitement all over a bit of furniture!

Sigma DP2, 24.2 focal length, f2.8, exposure 1/80, ISO 800, minor enhancements in iPhoto
- Michael Hill

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Nikon D700, 200mm, f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/320
A street performer in the French Quarter of New Orleans is joined in by a bystander with a harmonica. On a quick day trip to downtown I was just about to leave when I heard a street band playing around the corner from my car. I went over to check it out and grab a couple shots. This was one of my favorites.
- Tyler Pierce

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Camera: SigmaDP2, 24.2 Focal length, f2.8, ISO 800, exposure 1/60, minor adjustments using iPhoto
My fiancé bought a Sigma DP2 a couple of years ago and is a very enthusiastic new digital photographer. He decided to use our President's Day Weekend outing to Ikea as the backdrop for this week's competition. I do not have the same patience and skill that my fiancé has, but for the few minutes I held the camera in the queue for the Swedish meatballs and mashed potato, I took two shots of a little boy playing with a hanging light fixture. It was pure luck. He was transfixed by the glow of the large low-hanging light. And as soon as his mother left the trolley to put away their used plates and glasses, he began pushing and pulling the light to-and-fro, making it swing gently over his face. In this shot, his mum is hurriedly returning to the trolley to stop him from playing with his new found toy. The little boys face is incandescent with wonder and naivety and the mother's face is beautiful and serene. The settings were that set by my fiancé for the previous shoot, so I really lucked out. When my fiancé saw the shot, he told me to enter it in for the competition. So thank you baby.
- Maria Carroll

Shot with a Nikon D7000 with a Nikkor 35mm 1.8G lens.
ISO 800, f/4.0, 1/800 sec

I had a spare hour to wander around Chinatown in SF this morning before meeting a friend, and shot a bunch of pictures of random people. There was a street fair going on and nobody minded my camera too much, but I don't think this guy even noticed I was taking his photo. He looks like I feel sometimes.

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Processed in Lightroom and then Photoshop with a little dodging & burning. I struggled with the girl in the background and her extremely red Abercrombie hoodie. It was a pain trying to push that into the background so the focus was on the subject. Out of all of the pictures today, this one was the best.
- Steven Wheeler

This is my first entry for a shooting challenge, been following for awhile and finally got out and did this one. This Thursday was awesome weather to get out and shoot so I headed downtown to see what I could find. As you can imagine it is quite hard to get a picture of someone on the street when you put a DSLR with a telephoto lens up to your face without them noticing you. Also I felt like a huge creep the whole time I was shooting, but as I was walking down an alley hoping to maybe catch a shop worker taking a smoke break I saw this small boy walking alone and knew right away it would make a great picture. I did a bit of tweaking with contrast, vignette, and such in Lightroom on the RAW file. Shot with a Canon Rebel XT with a 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS at 250mm, 1/640sec, f/8, ISO 1600.
- Nick Nelson

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After walking around NYC for three days trying to keep my mind off life and on photography, I stumbled into the N/R Cortland St. Station directly across from the WTC site where they're currently doing a ton of construction. These guys were laying electric and I saw a perfect opportunity for a candid shot. Shot with my T2I and 28-135 USM IS at 30 mm, f3.5, 1/8. Thanks again for giving me a reason to shoot.
- Timothy Schubert

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I decided to use a manual 35 mm film camera for this challenge. I wanted a wide
angle lens with an aperture ring to allow a larger dof field and a manual film
advance to enable to shoot without the whirl of a motor drive. The camera was a
Nikon FM10 and the lens was a Rokinon 28mm. The ISO speed was 200 because it was
what I had in the camera at the time. I used a hyperfocal chart to determine
acceptable shooting aperture and periodically checked the meter to see if
shutter speed needed to be increased or decreased slightly. This picture is
probably shot at f/5.6 and 1/250.

For framing the picture, I shot from the hip at times, put my eye through the
camera at times, I wasn't too concerned with proper framing because using the
28mm gave me some room to crop.

The film was c41 color film processed at a local Costco and scanned on an Epson
flatbed scanner and then the picture was converted using Picasa's filtered black
and white, and some sharpening.
- Sam Song

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Shot over the weekend after a week of unseasonably warm weather. I decided to do some shooting at Grey's Lake since I figured there would be lots of people out enjoying the great weather. I getting ready to finish up shooting when I finally got this shot. It was a pretty adorable shot and since I was shooting with a somewhat longer lens I was able to keep it candid. Shot with a Canon T1i using an EF85mm f/1.8 lens, 1/800 f/6.3 ISO 200. Converted to B/W in Aperture using a green filter with a few additional adjustments to enhance the contrast.
- R Rahmani

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Camera info: Panasonic lumix DMC-FS42 - ISO 400

Location: Rio de Janeiro, old streets of Lapa;
Idea: Find a beautiful scene to take a picture;
What I found: Trash on the street;
To my surprise: A garbage truck was coming right at that moment
What I did: Took some pictures;

Thank you street cleaners
- Paulo Rodrigues

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The picture I took is of the little boy on the bike. It was almost 70 degrees, and people were coming out like it was Spring. This boy was with his family (mother, father, brother, and sister), but since he was the only one who wasn't walking, he was way ahead of everyone else. When he realized that the rest of his family was way behind, he got off the bike and started to push it...which he really didn't like doing!
- Mark Daniels

It was cold, it was snowing but I was out there, kinda lonly in the streets of Kiev, Ukraine! THis is actully a middle path between 2 main streets. As i was crossing, i saw there were nobody there and it felt like a dead, deserted city... i decided to take the shot with a Canon 550d and Sigma 10-20mm. ISO 100, 10mm, f10, 1/125s.
- Tommy Filc

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So I went to Miami Beach to visit my girlfriend who promptly dumped me after I got here. So, with no money to go home early I was left to wander the North Miami Beach with several cameras and ponder this weeks challenge. For this shot I used a Lumix DMC-LX3. Shutter was 1/250 and ISO was 100. This guy was walking back and forth in from of the pharmacy talking on the phone so I just rested the Lumix on a newspaper stand and waited for him to come to me. I didn't have to fear being caught because apparently mid westerners are invisible out here.
- Mike Machian